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Winter ducks at Slapton Ley
By     |    Jan 3, 2014
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Winter ducks at Slapton Ley

A wave takes me by surprise and, dragging Izzy with me, I scurry back up the beach, water lapping at my ankles. Having learnt our lesson, we wander, hand-in-hand, along the shingle shore at a safe distance from the water’s edge. We pause often, to build miniature houses out of large, flat stones for pebble people, to inspect shells, or seaweed, and once, to study a sea wash ball more closely. [...]

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Shellseeking
By     |    Jan 12, 2013
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Shellseeking

9thJanuary 2013 It feels like spring today as we step onto the vast sandy beach at Westward Ho! We wander along the edge of the waves, running away from the water when it laps a little too close to our feet. We pop the bladders on some washed-up Egg Wrack and examine a mermaid’s purse, the empty eggcase of a Small Spotted Catshark. A Common Gull flaps lazily through the [...]

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